We’re all in for a treat next week with a couple of blockbusters and a pair of marquee heroes joining forces once again. It’s time to pick up your winter gear or uncover and solve new mysteries or rock out ‘til everyone’s socks come off. Which will you choose? Here are the releases for the 2nd week of October.
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (PS3) (October 13th) Sony Computer Entertainment
The highly anticipated sequel to the blockbuster video game, “Uncharted”, finally hits store shelves. Players reassume the role of Nathan Drake as he shoots and brawls with new enemies, while he traverses various lands in Asia like China, Nepal, Borneo, and others. Drake is looking for adventure and a little treasure again, but this time it revolves around Marco Polo and his mysteries. “Thieves” introduces multiplayer modes including competitive play with up to 10 players and cooperative play with up to 3 players. Players looking for a sequel to continue the excellence “Uncharted” started need to wait no longer. A demo is available for download via PlayStation Network. Make your way to a local store on Tuesday to find the secret behind “Among Thieves” for $59.99.
Brutal Legend (360/PS3) (October 13th) Electronic Arts
In “Brutal Legend”, gamers control Eddie Riggs, voiced by Jack Black, a roadie to one of the worst bands ever, Kabbage Boy. Along with Black, Lemmy Kilmister, Rob Halford, Ozzy Osbourne, and others lent their voices as well. Riggs starts by being teleported from the real world to an alternate dimension where humanity is enslaved. He is viewed as chosen, but is he good or evil? “Brutal Legend” looks to mix action/adventure, hack and slash, and more than enough heavy metal music with lots of comedic moments scattered throughout. You can download a demo from the Live Marketplace or PlayStation Network. Rock and roll while you drive to stores so you can purchase “Brutal Legend” on Tuesday for $59.99.
Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (DS/Wii) (October 13th) Sega
Mario, Sonic, and all their buddies battle each other once again, but the season has been altered in this sequel. Instead of the summer Olympics, it’s the winter Olympics this time around. Join Mario, Sonic, Yoshi, Knuckles, and more with a few new characters like Donkey Kong and Metal Sonic in winter-themed games. People can grab up to 3 buddies to partake in events like snowboarding, ice hockey, bobsledding, speed skating, and other events. If you and your friends are in the market for winter Olympics with your lovable heroes as the main characters, then this could be the game for you. Bobsled with “Mario and Sonic” to stores to pick up the game on Tuesday for $34.99 for the Nintendo DS and $49.99 for the Nintendo Wii.